I was reflecting in my journal recently that I seem to have wasted large chunks of my life waiting for an event to arrive or for something to be over. Does that resonate with you?

What if I could live life now and fully? What if instead of wishing for an end to social distancing or the return of being able to walk the beach I could focus on what I have now? Could I learn to celebrate the spring buds on the trees as I walk my dog in my neighbourhood? Could I appreciate our home baked bread, home grown sprouts and frequent chats and FaceTime with our grown sons?

It all comes down to choice. I have a choice in any situation of how I want to respond, and what I want to focus my time and energy on. I’m choosing to respond with curiosity, wonderment and a belief that everything has a way of working out.

Some days I despair. When that happens, I acknowledge the feeling, maybe write a bit about it in my journal and give myself the time I need to process what I am experiencing. I know that each day is a new opportunity to choose again how I want to respond. I’m not waiting for this to be over to live. I’m finding joy and being curious each day.

Dancing in the rain, detail
Learning to dance in the rain, design by Deanne Fitzpatrick, hooked by Meryl Cook

What choices are you making during this time of social distancing?